Hyatt pledges to reduce single-use plastics across portfolio

Hyatt Hotels has unveiled a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt brands globally, which will be introduced as soon as possible and no later than June 2021.

The initiatives include transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities to replace traditional small bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion; increasing the number of water stations in key public spaces at hotels for guests who wish to refill reusable water bottles; and serving water in carafes or other containers for meetings and events.

Global efforts ensure sustainable efforts across the board, although a few Hyatt properties have also made additional efforts to have glass-bottled water and bamboo cutlery

Transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles builds on Hyatt’s broader commitment to reduce disposables and select environmentally preferable options whenever possible, with the exception of when single-use bottles are needed for water quality reasons.

Other recent global initiatives have included removing plastic straws and drink picks and making alternative options available only by request at Hyatt hotels, and increasing the use of compostable, recyclable, or recycled content packaging for to-go food containers.

While these global efforts ensure guests will consistently have the option to avoid single-use water bottles while staying at Hyatt hotels, a number of properties have already introduced additional efforts.

Examples include in-house water bottling plants that reuse glass bottles and replace single-use bottles at Alila Villas Koh Russey, Alila Manggis, Alila Ubud, Alila Villas Uluwatu, Alila Bangsar, Alila Jabal Akhdar, Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

Meanwhile, reusable bottles are distributed to all guests at check-in at resorts such as Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Miraval Arizona and Miraval Austin.

As well, filtered water spouts installed in all guestrooms at Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas to provide fresh drinking water.

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